Two policy pros on whether $2,000 direct payments will help the economy

President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion Covid-19 relief bill into law, averting a government shutdown and extending unemployment benefits to millions of Americans. The signing came days after Trump suggested he would veto the legislation, demanding $2,000 direct payments to Americans, instead of $600. After Trump expressed support for larger checks, Democrats embraced his stance. The Democratic-held House plans to vote on a measure to increase the payments to $2,000 on Monday. Lanhee Chen, director of domestic policy studies at Stanford University, and former North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp, join “Squawk Box” to discuss.


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